Miss Langford’s reel

Also known as The Carracastle Lass, The Carrickcastle Lass, John Eddie’s, Lady Mary Montague, The Lass Of Carracastle, Miss Landford’s, Miss Langford, Miss Langfort, Miss Langton’s, Miss Longford, Morrison’s, O’Brien’s Favourite.

There are 45 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Miss Langford’s appears in 3 other tune collections.

Miss Langford’s has been added to 11 tune sets.

Miss Langford's has been added to 115 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

1
X: 1
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2dB A2FA|(3Bcd AF GEEG|FDD2 FGA2|(3Bcd eg fddB|
A2dB A2FA|(3Bcd AF GEEG|FDD2 FGA2|(3Bcd eg fddg|
faaf g2ef|gfed cAA2|faaf g2fg|afge fddg|
faaf g2ef|gfed cAAc|BABd cdec|dfag fdd2||
2
X: 2
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G2 cA G/G/G EG|AcGE FDDF|E~C3 E~G3|A/B/c df eccA|
GAcA G2 EG|cGEG FDDF|E~C3 E~G3|1 A/B/c df eccA:|2 A/B/c df eccd||
efge f2 de|fedc BG G2|egge f2 ef|gagf eccd|
efge f2 de|fedc BGGB|AGAc ~B3d|1 cegf eccd:|2 cegf eccA||
# Added .
3
X: 3
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 dB A/B/A FA|BdAF GEEG|FDDE F~A3|B/c/d eg fddB|
ABdB A/B/A FA|BdAF GEEG|FDDE F~A3|1 B/c/d eg fddB:|2 B/c/d eg fdde||
fgaf g2 ef|gfed c~A3|fgaf g2 fg|abag fdde|
fgaf g2 ef|gfed c~A3|BGBd cdec|1 dfag fdde:|2 dfag fddB||
# Added .
4
X: 4
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
GAcA G2 EG|(3ABc GE FEDF|E~C3 E~G3|1 (3ABc df eccA:|2 (3ABc df ecc2||
egge ^f2 de|^fedc BG G2|egge ^f4|gagf eccd|
egge ^f2 de|^fedc BGGB|AGAc ~B3d|cegf eccA||
5
X: 5
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ABdB A2 FA|(3Bcd AF GFEG|FD3 FA3|1 (3Bcd eg fddB:|2 (3Bcd eg fdd2||
faaf g2 ef|gfed cA A2|faaf g4|abag fdde|
faaf g2 ef|gfed cAAc|BABd c3e|dfag fddB||
# Added by JACKB .
6
X: 6
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2FA A2FA|BdAF GFEG|FDDD FGA2|1 Bdeg fedB:|2 Bdeg fdd4||
|:dfaf g2fg|efed cAA2|f2ff g2fg|a2ag fdd2|
dfaf g2fg|efed cAA2|B2Bd c2cB|AAag fdd2:|
7
X: 7
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2FA A2FA|BdAF GFEG|FD D2 FGA2|Bdeg fedB|
A2FA A2FA|BdAF GFEG|FD D2 FGA2|Bdeg fd d4||
|:dfaf g2fg|efed cAA2|dfaf g2fg|a3g fdd2|
dfaf g2fg|efed cAA2|B3d c2cB|Afag fdd2:|
# Added by JACKB .
8
X: 8
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2dB A2FA|(3Bcd AF GE E2|FD D2 FA A2|(3Bcd eg fddB|
A2dB A2FA|(3Bcd AF GE E2|FD D2 FA A2|(3Bcd eg fddg||
faaf g2ef|gfed cAA2|faaf g2fg|afge fddg|
faaf g2ef|gfed cAAc|BABd cdec|dfag fdd2||
# Added by JACKB .
9
X: 9
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 dB A2 FA|(3Bcd AF GE E2|FD D2 FA A2|(3Bcd eg fddB|
ADFA (3Bcd AF|DFAF GE E2|FD D2 FA A2|(3Bcd eg fdde||
faaf g2 ef|gfed cA A2|faaf g2 (3efg|abag fdde|
fgaf gbef|gfed cAAc|BGBd cdec|dfag fddB||
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty-two comments

Miss Langford’s

A single reel I’m getting to know and love. I like to follow it with Bonny Kate. Frankie Gavin performs a more elaborate version on his "Fierce Traditional" cd, and partners the tune in this instance with The Tailor’s Thimble.
Trevor

Miss Langford’s

Frankie Gavin also recorded this with "De Danann" on the "Star Spangled Molly" LP. On that recording it was called "Morrison’s" - presumably James of that ilk.

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The Lass of Carracastle

This tune is attributed to Paddy Sweeney. The title is often confused with George White’s Favourite (https://thesession.org/tunes/718) due to some shadey liner notes on more than one album.

Flute and whistle players might prefer it in D:

X: 1
T: Lass of Carracastle, The
C: Paddy Sweeney
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
A2 dB A/B/A FA|BdAF GEEG|FDDE F~A3|B/c/d eg fddB|
ABdB A/B/A FA|BdAF GEEG|FDDE F~A3|1 B/c/d eg fddB:|2 B/c/d eg fdde||
fgaf g2 ef|gfed c~A3|fgaf g2 fg|abag fdde|
fgaf g2 ef|gfed c~A3|BGBd cdec|1 dfag fdde:|2 dfag fddB||

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Lass of Carracastle

Sort of from the playing of Paddy Sweeney, lovely with f sharps and nats.

X: 1
T: Lass Of Carracastle
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Cmaj
GAcA G2 EG |(3ABc GE FEDF |E~C3 E~G3 |1 (3ABc df eccA :|2 (3ABc df ecc2 ||
egge ^f2 de | ^fedc BG G2 | egge ^f4 | gagf eccd |
egge ^f2 de | ^fedc BGGB | AGAc ~B3d | cegf eccA||

Miss Longford

I got a version of this from Bobby Casey and Joe Ryan durign the early nineties and identified it at some point as Miss Longford. It has now appeared on Aoibhinn Crónán as The Lass of Carracastle and attributed to the pen of Paddy Sweeney.

It’s not the Lass of Carracastle posted on this site by the way.

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Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien do a great job on this tune under the name of Miss Longford. A good set is Miss Longford, the Morning Dew, and the Geese in the Bog.

Unusual…..

2 reels followed by a jig ?

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Lad O Beirne’s reel version of the tune Kenny.

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Carracastle Lass

Paddy Ryan plays it in the set ‘George White’s/Carracastle Lass’ on the CD ‘The Mountain Road. A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo’.
There’s a collection of printed sheet music out there which goes under the same title as the CD and is intended as an accompanying book. Very useful indeed, although the versions are not exactly transcriptions. In the book, the title printed above the notation says: Carracastle Lass or Miss Langford.

Lass Of Carracastle

The alternative title "Lady Mary Montague" can be found on the recording by Ben Lennon and Friends called "Dog Big and Dog Little" https://thesession.org/recordings/1201. It can also be found in John Bowie’s collection of 1789 where it is attributed to a J McDonald. Bowie (1759-1815) was a fiddler, composer and music-seller from Perth.

Miss Langford - so many versions

I wish someone would post sheetmusic closer to the version played by Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien . I am not much good at playing by ear.

Lass of Carracastle

The version played by Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien is actually closer to the Lass of Carracastle.

Another title, from Josephine Keegan…

… who calls this tune John Eddie’s in her tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean".

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Re: Miss Langford’s

There’s a version of this on the Jesse Smith, Sean Gavin & John Blake album, Music from the Lost Continent. They play it in F major instead, and it sounds great.

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O’Brien’s Favourite

Another tune from Lets Have A Session,
Continuing The Tradition,
A Second Complication of Traditional Irish Music.
Settings Selected and Arranged by Kathleen Harte. Kathleen Harte is a Piano Accordion Player from Melbourne, Australia.

Re: O’Brien’s Favourite

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